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HTA honors 2014 Tourism Legacy Award winners

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, recognized the National Park Service (NPS) at its 2014 Tourism Legacy Awards Luncheon during the recent 2014 Hawaii Tourism Conference. “The National Park Service overseas eight parks and sites throughout the Hawaiian Islands, which welcomed nearly 5-million visitors and generated $312-million in economic benefits […]

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Michael Kors opening at Kings’ Shops

MEDIA RELEASE Kings’ Shops announces the addition of Michael Kors to the impressive line-up of luxury brand name stores such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Tori Richard, Coach and Macy’s Resort Store. A taste of fall will be in the air at Kings’ Shops this month when Michael Kors opens their doors with the […]

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Holualoa Inn among Fodor’s top 100

MEDIA RELEASE Fodor’s Travel, the leading name in travel guides for more than 75 years, today announced the 2014 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award winners. For the fourth year in a row, the experts at Fodor’s Travel selected the world’s best hotels from their in-person evaluations. This year, the team of experts broke a new hotel-visiting […]

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HEA honors tour operators for green travel practices

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Ecotourism Association (HEA) announced the winners of environmentally-friendly tourism awards at a luncheon today in Waikiki. Seventeen tour operators, including six from Hawaii Island, were honored by HEA, a local nonprofit organization that protects Hawaii’s unique natural environment and host culture by promoting responsible travel. The event marked HEA’s 20th anniversary. Hawaiian […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii remain constant the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have not moved in the past week, averaging $4.26/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.39/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com

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Atlantis earns HEA Sustainable Certification Award

MEDIA RELEASE Atlantis Adventures longstanding commitment to providing “green” submarine tours and advocating marine conservation has been rewarded by the Hawaii Ecotourism Association (HEA) with certification as a Sustainable Tour Operator. Earning the designation is designed to inform visitors about the opportunities to enjoy a more authentic Hawaii travel experience, hear from knowledgeable guides, explore […]

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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel tops for art, golf

MEDIA RELEASE MAUNA KEA BEACH HOTEL WELCOMES TIFFANY’S ART AGENCY Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has announced the opening of Tiffany’s Art Agency, a new showroom displaying a curated collection of exquisite art including woodwork, paintings, sculptures, and pastel pieces from more than a dozen of Hawaii’s talented artists. “As a result of Laurance S. Rockefeller’s […]

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Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel celebrates 20th anniversary

MEDIA RELEASE Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel is marking its 20th anniversary this summer. As a special mahalo to island residents, the hotel is offering exclusive promotions including extra value to its popular kamaaina package for the Festival of Aloha weekend, Sept. 19 – 21, 2014. “Over the past 20 years, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel has […]

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Oshima named HEI president / CEO

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian Electric Company, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries, announces Alan Oshima has been named president and chief executive officer of Hawaiian Electric Company, effective Oct. 1, 2014. A respected business leader with almost 40 years of energy, regulated utility, legal and community relations experience in Hawaii, Oshima will succeed Dick Rosenblum, who […]

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The Hawaii Herald goes online

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Herald has taken a major step forward in its more than 30­-year ­history with the launch of its online edition. “This is an historic moment for The Hawaii Herald, the only Hawaii­based newspaper dedicated to covering the local Japanese American community,” says Keiichi Tagata, president of parent company Hawaii Hochi, Ltd. […]

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QLT acquires Kona International Market

MEDIA RELEASE The Queen Liliuokalani Trust, a private charitable trust serving orphaned and destitute Hawaiian children, announced its recent acquisition of the improvements at Kona International Market on Luhia Street in Kailua-Kona. The Trust previously held only the ground lease underlying these improvements. The property features 34,000 square feet of commercial space, a covered performance […]

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HCA cupping competition winners

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Coffee Association (HCA) celebrated its 19th Annual Conference and 6th Annual Statewide Cupping Competition recently at Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay located in the world-famous Kona Coffee Belt. The HCA divided more than 82 entries assembled from across the state into two categories: Creative and Commercial. Qualifying for […]

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